Police asked people to avoid the area near Woodside Park in Anchorage Sunday after a man was found dead. 

On Monday, police identified the victim as 36-year-old Laron Roberts and say he was shot in the upper body. His death is being investigated as a homicide.

A statement from the Anchorage Police Department states officers responded to the 1000 block of East 20th Avenue at 10:13 a.m. after reports of a person discovered dead in a vehicle. The man's body was found by police when they arrived.

"Observations made at the scene are prompting authorities to take a closer look at the incident," APD wrote.

The Crime Scene Team was called to the area.

Anyone with information about the case, including surveillance video, is asked to call APD at 311 or CrimeStoppers at 561-STOP.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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